QuickBooks allows you to do a Profit & Loss or Balance Sheet budget. The Profit and Loss budget can be by Account, by Account & Customer:Job, and by Account & Class. You can have one of each of these types per fiscal year. You can only have one Balance Sheet budget per fiscal year. The values of the budget are based on each month of the fiscal year. You can not do a budget for a smaller period.
You can access the budget feature by going to the Company Menu, selecting Planning & Budgeting, then Set Up Budgets. The Budget window will ask you what fiscal year and what kind (P&L/BS) of budget you want to create/view. If you selected P&L, you will then get the options for additional criteria (i.e. Customer:Job).
If you have previously created a budget for that fiscal year, it will show your your existing entries. These can be changed at any time.
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